||"I hunted down the beast within/and then it was
no longer a beast," Patrick Foley writes in "Living in London:
A Recollection," one of the poems in his first collection Morning
Rituals. With clear-eyed attention to morning rituals- the scraps
and tag-ends and daily repetitions that give a life continuity- these
poems map the surprising terra incognita inherent in the everyday.
A self's understanding becomes its own discovery, a process not limited
to words on the page: accompanied by a full-length CD of Foley's sonic
and musical explorations of captured improvisational sessions.
Morning Rituals is the sixth title from Fifth Planet Press. This
book combines raw music recordings and poems with progressive design
concepts by artist Wade Thompson and Agi Morawska. This collection
is like a polished found object, as its contents weren't written
with intentions of ever being published. Patrick's work, he claims,
while serious sounding, is actually mindfully ironic and stems from
a desire for people to "lighten up." Printed in an edition
ISBN # 1-880855-1-00
Paperback: no page numbers.
Pub date: Nov. 22, 2003
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